Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Highway 252/I-94 Environmental Review

Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park and Minneapolis

Background

Various agencies have studied and evaluated the needs of the Hwy 252/I-94 corridor in recent years, including:

In addition, our partners at Hennepin County led an environmental assessment (EA) of the corridor in 2018 and 2019. This effort included three rounds of public engagement. We are using public and stakeholder feedback gathered during the early portion of the EA process to help us develop an environmental impact statement (EIS). This EIS will outline a potential project’s impact to the area surrounding Hwy 252 and I-94. Our team will continue engaging with the community and other stakeholders at each step in the EIS process. 

*MnDOT and partners made the decision to change from an EA to an EIS due to the magnitude and complexity of the Hwy 252/I-94 corridor project.

Summer 2018 engagement

  • Two Open Houses
  • Seven Pop Ups
  • Two Community Listening Sessions
  • Seven Door-knocking Sessions
  • One Online Survey

Winter 2018 engagement

  • Three Open Houses
  • Eight Pop Ups
  • One Online Survey

Summer 2019 engagement

  • Three Open Houses
  • Ten Pop Ups
  • Three Door-knocking Sessions
  • One General Online Survey
  • One Transit Specific Online Survey

From these efforts, we learned there are many corridor users who have varied interests and goals for the corridor.

Project funding

We have identified funding opportunities for some proposed project elements, including:

2017
2018

In addition to these funding opportunities, MnDOT and our project partners have identified funding in our capital programs to support the effort.